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CASE REPORT
Year : 2017  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 37-38

Retinal Cysticerci- A Contraindication for Albendazole Therapy


1 Asst. Professor, Department of Neurology, Indira Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences, Sheikhpura, Patna-14, Bihar, India
2 Professor and HOD, Department of Neurology, Indira Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences, Sheikhpura, Patna-14, Bihar, India

Correspondence Address:
Sanjeev Kumar
Assistant Professor, Department of Neurology, Indira Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences, Sheikhpura, Patna -14, Bihar
India
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Neurocysticercosis is the most common parasitic disease of the nervous system especially, in the Indian sub-continent. The disease manifests when humans become the intermediate host in the life cycle of Taenia solium by ingesting its eggs from contaminated food. Retinal cysticercosis is a dangerous situation where vision will be compromised. Surgical excision is the preferred treatment in place of anti-parasitic medication. We are reporting a case of multiple cysticerci in the brain parenchyma and a single cyst in subretinal space to highlight the association and treatment decision to prevent visual loss.


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